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Published on November 27, 2017

Altru to Hold Infant Bereavement Candlelight Memorial Service

Grand Forks, ND – Altru’s Bereavement Services will hold its annual Candlelight Memorial Service on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Altru Hospital.

The memorial service is dedicated to all babies who have died before or shortly after birth, or in early childhood. Families are invited to create an ornament with us for placement on the tree in the lobby in remembrance of their child. To request an ornament, please contact Altru’s Pastoral Services at 701.780.5300 or bjjung@altru.org with the following information: child’s name, date or year of death, your name, address and phone number. If you have not named your child, please use “Baby [Last Name.]”

There is no cost for the ornament. Ornaments will remain on the tree until January 3, 2018, when they will be removed and available for pick up in Altru’s Pastoral Care (located on the main level of Altru Hospital) until February 1, 2018. Ornaments not picked up will be discarded.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.